British School Muscat wins National Education Project of the Year in MEED Awards

Alison Jamieson

Associate Director, Business Generation

We are immensely proud to announce that British School Muscat and Turner & Townsend’s joint submission for MEED awards has been successful; British School Muscat has won the National Project of the Year MEED Award.

The award winning project is the most recent phase of British School Muscat (BSM)’s new development, comprising the new Sports Centre, with two new sports halls and three new swimming pools; new classroom block and new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre.

Getting there

The competition was very intense and this award serves as a testament to:

  • BSM’s commitment to deliver superior quality of education to Oman
  • Turner & Townsend’s commitment to raise the bar for Project and Commercial management excellence

The winning themes included:

Project excellence – a school that listens to the needs of its pupils, parents, teachers and wider community and delivers accordingly

Healthy mind in a healthy body - a school that offers superior high performance facilities and thus adopts a holistic approach to education and personal development of each and every individual

Health and safety – achieving no LTIs for over one million worked hours with a workforce of over 270 at peak times in a live environment is a reflection of thorough planning and attention to smallest details

On-time/on-budget delivery – adopting detailed planning and strong risk management process coupled with best industry practices

Outstanding performance – the entire project team worked towards a common objective. There was no “us and them” at the project site, it was only “us”.

Simon Trafford, Turner & Townsend Director in Oman, said:

This project has been a fantastic journey from start to finish. The teams worked around to clock to deliver the project on-time. We are delighted that we have supported the delivery of British School Muscat by bringing best industry practices to a local project in Oman.

Kai Vacher, Principal of British School Muscat, added:

We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award. This ambitious project has delivered world class facilities which will inspire generations of students to exceed their expectations. We would like to thank the many people who worked together to create the very best facilities for our school and the wider community.